The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1349226874

Total Pages:194

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These essays are written by scholars from widely differing disciplines and traditions. Theologians, philosophers, literary critics and historians of ideas approach the question of how the judaeo-Christian tradition of theological reflection has suffered from and will negotiate the emergence of postmodern theory and practice in literature and criticism. Chapters deal with specific texts from Euripides to contemporary fiction, and with the traditions of cultural theory from Nietszche to Benjamin, to Derrida and what David Klemm identifies as the tragedy of present theology.

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Le tiers comme objet et sujet

Author:Marie-Louise Martinez,Christine Poplimont

Publisher:ISTE Group

ISBN:178405738X

Total Pages:190

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Rôle souvent joué par un objet matériel ou psychique, ou encore par un autre être vivant, appelé alors sujet, le tiers permet la relation, surtout en éducation. Selon Michel Vial, « l’objet tiers est un média qui renvoie le sujet à lui-même et lui permet de travailler à son changement, de se réguler, de s’autoévaluer ». Et si l’objet peut exercer le rôle de tiers dans la relation interpersonnelle ou intrapersonnelle, c’est toujours le sujet et la relation du sujet avec l’autre humain ou avec le groupe qui en bénéficient ou en pâtissent. Paradoxalement, il se pourrait bien que la condition de possibilité pour permettre le processus de personnification soit le tiers, « non personne » selon Benveniste. Cet ouvrage est destiné aux professionnels de la relation, aux éducateurs, aux parents ou enseignants, aux animateurs, aux formateurs ainsi qu’aux soignants et thérapeutes, afin de les aider à comprendre la question du tiers, à la fois prioritaire et délicate.

Reading with Michel Serres

Author:Maria L. Assad

Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:0791495388

Total Pages:196

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Explores the concept of time in the work of Michel Serres, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.

Time and History in Deleuze and Serres

Author:Bernd Herzogenrath

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1441142746

Total Pages:256

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For Gilles Deleuze, time is 'out of joint'. For Michel Serres, it is 'a crumpled handkerchief'. In both of these concepts, explicit references are made to the non-linear dynamics of Chaos and Complexity theory, as well as the New Sciences. The groundbreaking work of these key thinkers has the potential to instigate a radical break from traditional existentialist theories of time and history, affording us the opportunity to view history and historical events as a complex, non-linear system of feedback-loops, couplings and interfaces. In this collection, the first to address the comparative historiographies of Deleuze and Serres, twelve leading experts - including William Connolly, Eugene Holland, Claire Colebrook and Elizabeth Grosz - examine these alternative concepts of time and history, exposing critical arguments in this important and emerging field of research.

The Human Face of Globalization

Author:Jacques Audinet

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:1461714214

Total Pages:168

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Anthropologist and sociologist Jacques Audinet proposes an alternative to culture wars and simple multiculturalism as he explores the history and evolution of mestizaje, the mixing of races and cultures resulting in a third and new force able to ease the tensions between the original two. Audinet reviews the tragic history of imperial and colonial conquests and traces the growth of mestizaje, especially stimulated by literature, music and sports. Audinet argues that, instead of chasing or preserving the illusion of "pure" races, we need to face the shifting boundaries of peoples and cultures. He acknowledges the uncertainty of the changes, but emphasizes the essential role that mestizaje can play in the avoidance of racial and cultural clashes while pursuing equality as part of the promise of a democratic society.

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author:Peter C. Hoy

Publisher:Susquehanna University Press

ISBN:9780945636557

Total Pages:696

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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Somatic Desire

Author:Sarah Horton,Stephen Mendelsohn,Christine Rojcewicz,Richard Kearney

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1498581455

Total Pages:256

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This book addresses the topics of corporeality, desire, and embodiment through the lenses of phenomenology, hermeneutics, philosophy of religion, psychoanalysis, and philosophy of literature. It offers a new and groundbreaking way of approaching questions of somatic desire in contemporary continental philosophy.

Epistemology and the Predicates of Education

Author:Thomas Peterson

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000497283

Total Pages:200

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Exploring the predicates of education from theoretical, practical and historical perspectives, this book revalorizes the central role of the humanities in the ethical and aesthetic formation of the individual. This book considers timely questions of process and epistemology in today’s academy. It examines the subject of learning as it arises in the individual, is defined by educators, and is conceived by society at large. In attempting to formulate a lingua franca for contemporary pedagogy, the book highlights the concrete activities of educators and students and the qualities that emerge in the educational process. By synthesizing the writings of educational theorists working in different fields—philosophy, psychology, anthropology and more—Epistemology and the Predicates of Education highlights the transformational nature of knowledge and its capacity to invigorate the student through the practice of self-inquiry. The analytical and focused research offered in Epistemology and the Predicates of Education will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education and higher education.

French Philosophy Today

Author:Watkin Christopher Watkin

Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

ISBN:1474414753

Total Pages:272

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Alain Badiou, Quentin Meillassoux, Catherine Malabou, Michel Serres and Bruno Latour: this new generation of French philosophers is laying fresh claim to the human. Across a number of new strains of philosophy, they are rethinking humanity's relationships: to 'nature' and 'culture', to the objects that surround us, to the possibility of social and political change, to ecology and even to our own brains. Christopher Watkin draws out both the promises and perils of these new philosophies. And he shows just how high the stakes are for our technologically advanced but socially atomised and ecologically vulnerable society.

Mathematics and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres

Author:Vera Bühlmann

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1350019755

Total Pages:264

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This book introduces the reader to Serres' unique manner of 'doing philosophy' that can be traced throughout his entire oeuvre: namely as a novel manner of bearing witness. It explores how Serres takes note of a range of epistemologically unsettling situations, which he understands as arising from the short-circuit of a proprietary notion of capital with a praxis of science that commits itself to a form of reasoning which privileges the most direct path (simple method) in order to expend minimal efforts while pursuing maximal efficiency. In Serres' universal economy, value is considered as a function of rarity, not as a stock of resources. This book demonstrates how Michel Serres has developed an architectonics that is coefficient with nature. Mathematic and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres acquaints the reader with Serres' monist manner of addressing the universality and the power of knowledge – that is at once also the anonymous and empty faculty of incandescent, inventive thought. The chapters of the book demarcate, problematize and contextualize some of the epistemologically unsettling situations Serres addresses, whilst also examining the particular manner in which he responds to and converses with these situations.

Handbook on the Knowledge Economy

Author:David Rooney,Greg Hearn,Tim Kastelle

Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:1781005133

Total Pages:256

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'The second volume of the Handbook on the Knowledge Economy is a worthy companion to the highly successful original volume published in 2005, extending its theoretical depth and developing its coverage. Together the two volumes provide the single best work and reference point for knowledge economy studies. The second volume with fifteen original essays by renowned scholars in the field, provides insightful and robust analyses of the development potential of the knowledge economy in all its aspects, forms and manifestations.' Michael A. Peters, University of Illinois, USThis thoroughly revised second edition of the Handbook on the Knowledge Economy expands the range of issues presented in the first edition and reflects important new progress in research about knowledge economies.Readers with interests in managing knowledge- and innovation-intensive businesses and those who are seeking new insights about how knowledge economies work will find this book an invaluable reference tool. Chapters deal with issues such as open innovation, wellbeing, and digital work that managers and policymakers are increasingly asked to respond to. Contributors to the Handbook are globally recognised experts in their fields providing valuable guidance. This comprehensive and stimulating Handbook will prove an important resource for practitioners and academics in diverse areas of interest, including: knowledge management, innovation management, knowledge policy, social epistemology, and development studies.

Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation

Author:Alan D. Schrift

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317546849

Total Pages:504

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"Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation" analyses the major themes and developments in a period that brought continental philosophy to the forefront of scholarship in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines and that set the agenda for philosophical thought on the continent and elsewhere from the 1960s to the present. Focusing on the years 1960-1984, the volume examines the major figures associated with poststructuralism and the second generation of critical theory, the two dominant movements that emerged in the 1960s: Althusser, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray, and Habermas. Influential thinkers such as Serres, Bourdieu, and Rorty, who are not easily placed in "standard" histories of the period, are also covered. Beyond this, thematic essays engage with issues as diverse as the Nietzschean legacy, the linguistic turn in continental thinking, the phenomenological inheritance of Gadamer and Ricoeur, the influence of psychoanalysis, the emergence of feminist thought and a philosophy of sexual difference, the renewal of the critical theory tradition, and the importation of continental philosophy into literary theory.

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

Author:Jenny Helin,Tor Hernes,Daniel Hjorth,Robin Holt

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191648094

Total Pages:648

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Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.

Exploring Heutagogy in Higher Education

Author:Amnon Glassner,Shlomo Back

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:9811541442

Total Pages:210

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This book explores heutagogy (self-determined learning) - a new approach to teaching and learning in higher education - and proposes a paradigm shift in teaching, learning, and the educational enterprise and ecosystem. The first part of the book presents the philosophical, psychological and sociological foundations of heutagogy, and describes lessons learned from prior experiences of its implementation. The second part presents a collaborative self-study of five heutagogy courses in higher education. The third discusses how the academic community can enhance the paradigm change, and compares heutagogy to similar academic approaches. The concluding chapter of the book explores the question of “what next”? and suggests some possible elaborations of heutagogy. “At the beginning, it was very difficult for me to appreciate the course’s mode of learning. All my life I had learned in a traditional manner. Occasionally I felt that I was being thrown into deep water without a lifeguard. ... But as the course progressed, I succeeded in letting go of my deeply rooted habits and discovered a new learning approach, through which I found in myself a new learner...” (Student’s reflection) “...this book suggests a novel approach to learning and education and will become a widely read one.” Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Modern Paradigms

Author:Ilie Gyurcsik

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:0761869360

Total Pages:160

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The book addresses students and professors interested in comparative literature and the complex problematic of modernity/postmodernity, hermeneutics, literary, and cultural theory within the past few decades of the 20th century. The author explores the works of Dostoyevsky, Thomas Mann, M. Proust, W. Faulkner, and Emil Cioran.

Twentieth-Century French Philosophy

Author:Alan D. Schrift

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1405143940

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1382

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This unique book addresses trends such as vitalism, neo-Kantianism, existentialism, Marxism and feminism, and provides concise biographies of the influential philosophers who shaped these movements, including entries on over ninety thinkers. Offers discussion and cross-referencing of ideas and figures Provides Appendix on the distinctive nature of French academic culture

From Francophonie to World Literature in French

Author:Th?r?se Migraine-George

Publisher:U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:080324861X

Total Pages:328

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In 2007 the French newspaper Le Monde published a manifesto titled “Toward a ‘World Literature’ in French,” signed by forty-four writers, many from France’s former colonies. Proclaiming that the francophone label encompassed people who had little in common besides the fact that they all spoke French, the manifesto’s proponents, the so-called francophone writers themselves, sought to energize a battle cry against the discriminatory effects and prescriptive claims of francophonie. In one of the first books to study the movement away from the term “francophone” to “world literature in French,” Thérèse Migraine-George engages a literary analysis of contemporary works in exploring the tensions and theoretical debates surrounding world literature in French. She focuses on works by a diverse group of contemporary French-speaking writers who straddle continents—Nina Bouraoui, Hélène Cixous, Maryse Condé, Marie NDiaye, Tierno Monénembo, and Lyonel Trouillot. What these writers have in common beyond their use of French is their resistance to the centralizing power of a language, their rejection of exclusive definitions, and their claim for creative autonomy.

The Human

Author:John Lechte

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1350028150

Total Pages:272

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Why is it important to consider the human today? Exploring this question John Lechte takes inspiration from the interplay of two of Giorgio Agamben's concepts: 'ways of life' and 'bare life'. Stateless people, those who do not have a political community, such as asylum seekers and refugees, are no less human. However the European tradition, represented most clearly in Hannah Arendt's thinking of the opposition between the oikos, as the satisfaction of basic needs, and the polis, as the realm of freedom and glory, proposes the opposite of this. Arendt's famous phrase, 'the right to have rights', means that freedom and full human potential can only be realised in the context of civil society; in short, that only citizens can be fully human. Because Arendt's view is so influential, yet often not acknowledged, it is necessary to undertake a full investigation of the nature and meaning of the human to establish that it is not reducible to the citizen, but is always characterised by a 'way of life' – life mediated by language. The human is never reducible to 'bare life' – a life with no other significance than physical survival. The implications of 'bare life' are investigated through important themes in relation to the human, such as: freedom and necessity, the animal, animality as nature, inclusion and exclusion in politics, the sacred, death and dying, technics and nature, the Same and the Other, the everyday as extraordinary. Journeying through Agamben, Arendt, Bataille, Derrida, Hegel, Heidegger, Husserl, Levinas, Schelling, Simondon, and Stiegler, this is a profound search to reveal the truly human.

French Cultural Studies

Author:Marie-Pierre Le Hir,Dana Strand

Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:0791492508

Total Pages:336

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Addresses the theoretical and pedagogical implications of redefining French Studies as an interdisciplinary field, while providing practical examples of the kind of criticism that such a shift would entail.

Lawrence Durrell, Postmodernism and the Ethics of Alterity

Author:Stefan Herbrechter

Publisher:Rodopi

ISBN:9789042004818

Total Pages:334

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This book is of interest for any reader wishing to explore the interface between literature, and critical and cultural theory. It investigates the notions of alterity which underlie the work of Lawrence Durrell and postmodernist theory. Grass (Irmgard Elsner Hunt).